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Silver linings: Adapting to virtual learning yields unexpected benefits

With each crisis comes opportunity.  The coronavirus pandemic has changed our work, travel, community engagement, and social lives in profound ways this year.  And perhaps nowhere has adaptation had to happen faster than in the world of higher education.  With eleven degree programs and more than 1,800 students enrolled when the coronavirus started spreading, the […]

Prospective student questions answered

Video image - Katie Kross & Alex Wein

Are you a prospective MBA student interested in energy and/or sustainability issues?  Want to know more about how to get involved with EDGE and our related clubs? In this video Q&A, EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross and MBA student Alex Wein discuss all things Energy & Environment at Fuqua. … AND, if you are interested […]

Alumni gather in SF for joint business & sustainability networking

Alumni reception 2019

Alumni from Duke’s MBA and MEM/MBA programs joined counterparts from Stanford, MIT, Michigan, Yale, and Cornell for a joint business and sustainability networking event in San Francisco in July 2019.  This annual event, co-hosted by the six partner business schools, alternates between the West Coast and East Coast each year, bringing together alumni with interests […]

Sustainability on the Seas: Karina Spiegel (MEM/MBA ‘12) on creating a sustainable future for Carnival

Karina Hilton Spiegel

Karina Hilton Spiegel graduated in 2012 from Duke with a dual degree MBA (with a focus in Strategy and Energy & Environment) and Master’s of Environmental Management (with a focus in Environmental Economics & Policy). Growing up, Karina has always been passionate about making a difference in the environment. After graduation, she began working as […]

Jennifer Chin (MEM/MBA ’12) champions innovation projects at The Nature Conservancy

Jennifer Chin

Jennifer Chin (MEM/MBA Class of 2012) recently joined The Nature Conservancy in New York as Director of Conservation Innovation. Five months in, she has embraced an exciting new opportunity to help change the way conservation efforts are conducted. We caught up with Jennifer to get her thoughts about her journey. How did you first get […]

Jack Beutell (MEM/MBA ’14) reflects on entrepreneurship & sustainable agriculture

Jack Beutell

After graduating from Duke’s 3-year Master’s of Environmental Management/MBA joint degree program in 2014, Jack Beuttell followed his passion for entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture.  He is now the CEO of Kunoa Cattle Company, a vertically integrated, regenerative cattle company co-founded by Jack and several partners in Hawaii.  Like most entrepreneurs, Jack does a little bit […]

Mattox Hall (MEM/MBA ’16) carves out a renewable energy career with Vestas

Mattox Hall

When Mattox Hall graduated from Duke’s 3-year Master’s of Environmental Management/MBA joint degree program with a focus on Energy & Environment, he knew he wanted to work in the power sector.  After weighing options, he decided to join the wind energy company Vestas in Portland, Oregon, where he now works in its Strategy & Market […]

Diana Rowe reflects on her energy-focused experience at Fuqua and her role at BASF

Diana Rowe

Alumna Diana Rowe graduated from Fuqua in 2016 with a Daytime MBA and a Master’s of Environmental Management in Duke’s 3-year MEM/MBA joint degree program.  She had a strong focus on energy while at Duke, including serving as Co-President of the MBA Energy Club and helping coordinate the school’s inaugural Energy in Emerging Markets Case […]

Advancing a more sustainable energy industry: Alumna Liz Turnbull shares her work at PG&E

Liz Turnbull

Elizabeth (Liedel) Turnbull graduated from Duke’s 3-year MBA/Master of Environmental Management joint degree program in 2011. Since then, she has worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, California’s largest investor-owned utility. Passionate about environmental and social responsibility, Liz started with PG&E in their Corporate Sustainability department. Today, she works in the Office of the Vice […]

Alumna Jana Holt discusses the challenges and rewards of a career in sustainability consulting

Jana Holt

When Jana Holt graduated from Duke’s business and environment MEM/MBA joint degree program in 2013, she took her passion for business and environment to Context, a boutique sustainability consultancy with offices in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Jana is now a Client Director with the firm, where she works with clients including JetBlue, Morgan […]